The lower areas of Chittagong have sunk due to continuous rain
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, 4 August 2023: The lower areas of Chittagong have been submerged in continuous rain. Sometimes the road is knee deep and sometimes the water is up to the waist. Due to this, the people who went out for urgent needs have suffered. In case of transportation, additional fare has to be calculated.
According to the Meteorological Office, Chittagong has received 33 mm of rain in the last 24 hours from 9 am on Friday (August 4).
Chittagong has received 33 mm of rain in the last 24 hours since 9 am on Friday. After investigation, it is known that the roads of Baklia, Chawkbazar, Katalganj, Shulakbahar, Agrabad and other areas of the city have sunk. Due to ongoing waterlogging projects, the drains in most parts of the city are unable to drain properly. Therefore, flooding is a regular occurrence in Chittagong during low rainfall.
One named Md. Tuhin said, I live in Badurtala area of the city. This morning I went by rickshaw to a private hospital in Katalganj for treatment. From here to there on other days the rickshaw pullers charge 40 taka. But today I had to pay 70 taka.
Ujjal Kanti Dhar, assistant meteorologist of Patenga office in Chittagong, said monsoon is active over Bangladesh now. That is why it is raining. It may rain intermittently for another two to three days. Seaports have been asked to display warning signal number 3.